Following our very successful Serendipity Symposium in 2018, we are currently organising an exciting, cross-disciplinary workshop entitled „Cybernetic Serendipity Reimagined“. Interdisciplinary contributions are particularly welcome.
***CfP: Cybernetic Serendipity Reimagined, AISB Convention 4th-6th April 2018***
We take the 50th Anniversary of the famous Cybernetic Serendipity exhibition, curated by Jasia Reichardt at the London's Institute for Contemporary Arts, as our inspiration for a one-day workshop "Cybernetic Serendipity Reimagined".
In recent years, anticipation of AI systems with increasingly unpredictable behaviour leads us to reconsider the role that serendipity may play in a computational context.
Serendipity has been addressed in a variety of adjacent fields such as recommender systems, machine ethics, information retrieval, information science, planning and computational creativity.
With this symposium, we want to encourage a mutually beneficial exchange between these and other disciplines beyond computing.
This symposium is part of the AISB 2018 convention.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Paper and Demo Submission — 5th January, 2018 Notification to Authors by — 5th Feburary, 2018 Deadline for Camera-Ready Papers — 5th March, 2018 Registration deadline for Main Convention — TBC Symposium — TBC (1 day between 4th-6th April 2018)
Papers and Demos
Papers will be accepted as 'Long' papers and 'Short' papers for the final symposium proceedings which will be published by the AISB. Short papers should be limited to 4 pages, and long papers limited to 8 pages. Demos should be accompanied by a 2 page description.
All submissions will be reviewed for their potential to spark discussion, and can describe work or ideas at any stage of development. Each accepted submission will be allocated 20 minutes of time in the programme, which should incorporate time for Q&A. The schedule will also include sessions devoted to brainstorming and reflection.
Easychair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=serendipityaisb18 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=serendipityaisb18>
Relevant topics for papers include:
- Historical material related to the 1968 "Cybernetic Serendipity"
exhibition in London, and its artefacts and archives.
- Discussions of other landmarks and trends in computer art and the
culture of computing, with a particular focus on “lessons learned”
that can encourage further serendipitous encounters between artists
and computer scientists.
- Serendipity, not limited to themes discussed in the Member Workshop,
which included information encountering, social platforms, machine
intelligence, robustness and anti-fragility, and intelligent support
tools for research.
- The implications of learning and adaptive systems for AI ethics.
- Contemporary research that draws on Cybernetics, e.g., in complex
systems science, organisational theory, semiotics, etc., and that
develops a new interpretation of the theme “Cybernetic Serendipity”
- Research on innovation, including simulation studies and computational
modelling of serendipity, surprise, curiosity, etc., as well as
experience reports about innovative system designs implemented using
non-computational means. Reports of both successes and interesting
failures are welcome.
- Additional philosophical implications arising from the above topics.
Demos may touch on any aspect the above description, along with interactive art, soft robotics, experimental and electronic music, generative literature, installations, games, and other genres within and beyond the traditions of cybernetic art.
Organisers / Contact
Please email general questions to serendipity.symposium[at]gmail.com <http://gmail.com/>, or get in touch with Joe for specific enquiries.
Coordinator Joseph Corneli University of Edinburgh jcorneli[at]staffmail.ed.ac.uk <http://staffmail.ed.ac.uk/>
Co-Organisers Anna Jordanous - University of Kent Colin Johnson - University of Kent Christian Guckelsberger - Goldsmiths, University of London
University of Liverpool Liverpool United Kingdom
Workshop webpage with more information:
--- Christian Guckelsberger M.A. PhD Student Intelligent Games & Game Intelligence Computational Creativity Research Group, Goldsmiths http://ccg.doc.gold.ac.uk/christianguckelsberger <http://ccg.doc.gold.ac.uk/christianguckelsberger> @CreativeEndvs -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 24141 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://www.uib.no/mailman/public/corpora/attachments/20171124/707ca83b/attachment.txt> -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: signature.asc Type: application/pgp-signature Size: 529 bytes Desc: Message signed with OpenPGP URL: <https://www.uib.no/mailman/public/corpora/attachments/20171124/707ca83b/attachment-0001.asc>